Attention – When should I be concerned and who do I contact? Most children develop appropriate levels of focused attention during their school years. But some children may continue to demonstrate difficulties keeping attention and focus. Wh..
Understanding Attention Spans of Young Children Attention problems in children, and their potential impact on learning, have been in the media spotlight for several years. As a result, many parents want to be alert to any early signs of attention span i..
Provide opportunities for different types of experiences – nature walks, visits to the park, trips to the zoo. Talk to your child about what you see along the way and remember to point out things from your child’s level. Everything is new and exciting..
Childproof the house or specific rooms so that your infant can move around freely and safely. If he spends too much time in a playpen, bouncy chair, or infant seat, it restricts his movement and limits his opportunities to make discoveries about the physi..
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common mental illness characterized by the inability to concentrate or sit still. The condition is, of course, more involved than these two symptoms. However, when people think of ADHD, the image is of a young..
Provide play materials that encourage independent thinking and creativity, such as LEGOS, building blocks, and pretend play items. Infants prefer toys with many sensory properties that they can feel, shake, and mouth. Simple toys provide more chances for ..
When your child encounters a “problem,” such as a toy breaking, or difficulty turning on a toy, give him time to work out the problem independently. Children are motivated by a little frustration to use their problem-solving skills. Try to catch your ..
If a young child’s problem-solving skills are delayed, it can often be a sign that other delays may be present. These could include language, motor, intellectual delays, or autistic-like symptoms. If you have any concerns about your child’s developmen..
Looking at books together will help expand your child’s focus and attention. Remember that young children learn through repetition. Therefore, you may find yourself reading the same books over and over. Infants can safely feel and explore cloth books. B..